KAZ’S FEARLESS FORECAST
Last updated 12/12/2017 at Noon
Games This Week
WEST ORANGE-STARK (12-0) over WIMBERLEY (13-1) 7:30 p.m. Friday at Legacy Field in Katy—It appears that either the Mustang offense is getting weaker or the opponents’ defense is better each week. I like the second choice better. The Mustangs have been riding the talent of their Chain Gang Defense and need to get their offense humming again after blanking Salado 14-0 last week. Wimberley came on strong in the last quarter to overpower undefeated Cuero, the same thing that happened several years ago when the Mustangs faced them. The winner of this game meets the winner between a pair of undefeated teams—Graham and Pleasant Grove.
NEWTON (13-0) over Boling (9-3) 7:30 p.m. Friday at Texas Drive Stadium in New Caney—The Eagles have been grinding up opponents after taking care of Waskom Friday night. Boling beat Lexington 35-21 to advance to the state semifinals.
STATE PLAYOFF SEMIFINALS—Class 6A (Div. I)--Allen (14-0) over Round Rock Cedar Ridge (13-1); Katy (11-0)) over Lake Travis (12-2); (Div. II)—Waco Midway (14-0) over Longview (13-1); Austin Westlake (14-0) over Cy-Fair (13-0).
Class 5A (Div. I)—Denton Ryan (14-0) over Highland Park (13-1); Houston Manvel (13-0) over Angleton (13-0) Div. II--Aledo (14-0) over Marshall Legacy (12-2); Austin McCallum (14-0) over College Station (12-2)
Class 4A (Div. I)—Kennedale (13-1) over Stephenville (12-2); Carthage (14-0) over Waco La Vega. ((Div. II)—West Orange-Stark (12-0) over Wimberley (13-1); Pleasant Grove (14-0) over Graham (14-0).
Class 3A (Div. I)—Brock (12-2) over Kemp (13-1); Yoakum (13-1) over Rockdale (11-3). (Div. II)—Gunter (14-0) over Canadian (14-0); Newton (13-0) over Boling (9-3).
Class 2A (Div. I)—Stratford (13-1) over Cayuga (13-2); San Augustine (14-0) over Refugio (12-1); (Div. II)—Wellington (13-1) over Muenster (14-0); Tenaha (14-0) over Burton (13-1).
Class 1A (Six-Man) (Div. I)—Borden County (14-0) over Jonesboro (13-1); (Div. II)—Strawn (14-0) over Balmorhea (13-0).
New Orleans Bowl Noon Sat. in New Orleans (ESPN)—Troy (10-2) over North Texas (9-4).
Cure Bowl 1:30 p.m. Sat. in Orlando, Fla. (CBSSN)—Western Kentucky (6-6) over Georgia State (6-5).
Las Vegas Bowl 2:30 p.m. Sat. in Las Vegas (ABC)—Oregon (7-5) over Boise State (10-3).
New Mexico Bowl 3:30 p.m. Sat. in Albuquerque, N.M. (ESPN)—Colorado State (7-5) over Marshall (7-5).
Camellia Bowl 7 p.m. Sat. in Montgomery, Ala. (ESPN)—Arkansas State (7-4) over Middle Tennessee (6-6).
Boca Raton Bowl 6 p.m. Tuesday in Boca Raton, Fla. (ESPN)—Florida Atlantic (10-3) over Akron (7-5).
PRO PICKS—Denver over Indianapolis (Thursday Night); Detroit over Chicago, Kansas City over LA Chargers (both Saturday); Jacksonville over Houston, Philadelphia over NY Giants, Minnesota over Cincinnati, Washington over Arizona, New Orleans over NY Jets, Buffalo over Miami, Carolina over Green Bay, Baltimore over Cleveland, Seattle over LA Rams, Pittsburgh over New England, San Francisco over Tennessee, Dallas over Oakland (all Sunday); Atlanta over Tampa Bay (Monday Night).